Floods in Leicestershire: Warnings and roads closed
The Environment Agency issued warnings of "imminent" flooding along watercourses in the county today (Monday, November 26) as the police urged drivers to take extra care as roads continue to be affected by the bad weather.
The agency urged those living near the following areas to take immediate action to protect their home, family and pets:
- River Wreake at Frisby on the Wreake
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- River Soar at Sileby
- River Soar at Barrow on Soar
- River Soar at Mountsorrel
- River Soar at Cotes and Loughborough Moors
- River Soar at Cossington village, Mill and Grange
- River Soar at Kegworth Bridge
- River Soar at Redhill
- River Soar at Zouch
Flood alerts are in place at the following areas. Flooding is possible in these areas and residents are urged to be prepared:
- River Wreake and tributaries from Stapleford to the River Soar at Syston
- Lower River Soar in Leicestershire including tributaries from Cossington to Redhill at the
- River Soar in Leicestershire including tributaries from Sharnford to the River Wreake confluence at Syston
- Rothley Brook and tributaries from Botcheston to the River Soar at Rothley
Road closures and affected roads across the county today are listed below. But please note the situation is constantly changing and roads are being re-opened and new roads closed.
• Slash Lane and Sileby Lane, Mountsorrel – Closed • Cossington Lane, Rothley – Closed • Kingfisher Way, Loughborough – Now clear • Leicester Rd, Enderby – Closed • A5199 Arnesby to Foston Rd – Passable with care • Rearsby Rd/Thrussington Rd, Thrussington – Closed • Main Street, Zouch – Closed • Main Street, Normanton on Soar – Closed • Station Road, Littlethorpe – Closed • Fenn Lane, Fenny Drayton – Now clear • Snibston Lane/Main Street Shenton – Closed • Weston Lane, Welham - Closed • Main Street, Whissendine – Now clear • Braunstone Lane East, Leicester – Closed • Holwell Road, Stapleford – Closed • Holyoak Road/Stapleford Road, Stapleford – Closed • Stapleford Road/B676 – Passable with extreme care • Leicester Road, Anstey - Now passable • Barlestone near Good Friday caravan park - Passable with care • Station Lane, Asfordby - Now clear • Kilby Bridge – Passable with care • Asfordby to Hoby – Closed • Langton Road, Great Bowden – Passable with care • Bowden Lane, Welham – Closed • Stapleford Road/Saxby Road – Closed • A6006 Rempstone Road, Wymeswold – Closed • Tamworth Road, Sawley – Closed • Thrussington Road, Rearsby – Closed • Bridge Street/Barrow Road, Barrow upon Soar - Closed • Saxby Road, Saxby - Now clear • Farley Way, Quorn – Closed • Newtown Linford/Groby – Roads now clear • Sileby Lane, Mountsorrel – Closed • Langton Road, Great Bowden – Passable with care • Welham Road, Welham – Closed • Stapleford rd/Saxby, Melton – Closed • Countesthorpe Road, South Wigston (Crow Mills) – Closed • Fosse Way at railway bridge, Syston – Now clear • Marsden Lane, Aylestone - Closed • Thurcaston Road/Bath Street, Leicester – Closed • Soar Road, Quorn – Closed • A6 to Kegworth at Hathern – Closed • Glebe Road, Wymondham – Closed.
Throughout Sunday fire crews were kept busy with flood-related call-outs. Firefighters were called out to Granite Way, Mountsorrel, at about 9.30am to rescue horses that had been trapped in a flooded field.
Several cars were stuck in flood waters across the county and crews were called out to rescue two cars that had become trapped in separate incidents in Welham village, at 8.20am and at 12.15pm.
Later in the day a car was pushed to safety by fire crews in Welham Road, Great Bowden at 1pm and three people had to be rescued after their car was stuck in water near Stapleford Park, in Saxby Road, Saxby, at 12.30pm.
Crews were also called out during the day to rescue cars stuck in floods in Main Street, Whissedine, Braunstone Lane East, Leicester, and Crow Mills, South Wigston.
Leicestershire police have warned people not to walk and drive through deep water and have urged motorists who are driving through roads with heavy water, to reduce speed. Anyone who feels that their property may still be of risk of flooding can contact the police on 0116 222 2222 or 101.
More rain is forecast later today. See the five-day forecast for Leicester and Leicestershire here.
More information on roads in Leicestershire closed due to flooding - here.
Click here for Leicestershire flood warnings on the Environment Agency website.
See the flood alerts map using Environment Agency updates here.
Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date flooding information.
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